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Top Swimwear Brands to Wear This Summer

Refresh your holiday look!

Summer is upon us and it’s finally time to start thinking about treating yourself to a flattering bikini or one piece. While high street shops are always full of swim options, it’s a good time to have a look and invest your money in the brands that specialise in swimwear.

Find top 10 swim brands below and complete your holiday wardrobe with high fashion swim:

 

1. Marysia

Marysia is known for its’ scalloped edges which became a signature of the brand. “With a focus on vacation wear, Marysia designs with travel in mind, creating collections a woman can wear from day to night”.  Brand focuses on feminine designs which are perfect for someone who is looking for cute cuts.

2. Eres

“Eres is timeless but not classic, fancy but not provocative and feminist but not arrogant. Minimalism wins out over embellishment: graphic design takes precedence, purity dominates and the ‘no logo’ philosophy stands firm” The brand is a perfect choice for those who are looking for timeless and simple (but stylish) swim piece. The price of the products might come as a surprise, but all I have to say is that the brand is a part of Chanel house and in this case price comes with quality.

3. VIX

Vix combines the bold sexiness of Brazil with the coastal allure of California. The brand is design for those who are not afraid to show their body. Their Brazilian cuts are perfect if you are looking for sophisticated and sexy swim piece.

4. Heidi Klein

“The inspiration for the brand came from listening to clients, understanding what works and what doesn’t, and then creating a collection of exquisitely cut swimwear with an impeccable fit”. Heidi Klein has plenty of different shapes and styles to offer, so if you not sure what works for your body, this is where you should start from.

5. MOIESS

The brand lunched by Jessica Mercedes is inspired by her  travels and experiences. It combines bohemian and minimalistic styles with a little bit of sexy spice. It’s a great choice for those who like simplicity with a feminine twist.

Shop MOIESS here: https://moiess.com/

£39 – £89

6. Melissa Odabash

“Timeless pieces designed with clean lines and innovative textiles aim to adapt to all body types, making them a must- have for the distinguished global traveller.” Melissa Odabash has something to offer for demanding women who are looking for luxury and sexy swimsuits.

7. KIINI

KIINI is another Brazilian brand with signature crochet design. Glamorous and fun cuts are perfect for those who are looking for unique and flattering swim.

8. Eberjey

“Designs of the brand express happiness, love and confidence. These are all the things that makes woman truly beautiful.”  Eberjey focuses on flattering shapes as well as feminine prints and colours. Perfect for those who are looking for cute and stylish piece this summer.

9. Solid & Striped

Funky and Chic in the same time, that’s what best describes Solid & Stripes designs. Their costumes are perfect for those who want to add more fun prints into their holiday wardrobe, yet keep the luxury flair to it.

10. Lenny Niemeyer

“Designs for the independent, chic woman who to highlight their femininity, beauty and charm.” This Brazilian brand is perfect for confident women who like more reveling, yet flattering cuts. It offers exotic prints and makes you want to join carnival in Rio ASAP!

 

 

 

 

Shoe Trends for Summer 2019

Shoes Update

With summer being almost upon us, we should all think about updating our shoe game for new season. This year, fashion trends offer wide range of options and styles, so everyone can find their perfect fit. From those who appreciate being comfortable, they will be pleased to hear that “daddy’s sneakers” got replaced by “daddy’s sandals” which are surely as relaxed as sandals can get. There is also a good news for minimalistic style lovers are strappy sandals are currently taking over the fashion wheel and there are definitely staying with us for longer.

Find the top trends for this shoe season and choose the best one for yourself!

Strappy Sandals

Strappy sandals are perfect if you are looking for minimalistic and feminine touch to your summer outfits.

TOPSHOP £39
&otherstories £85
ZARA £55.99

Daddy’s sandals

Unexpected trend that all fashionistas fall in love with. They are another inspiration from dad wardrobe, but what can I say, there is some beauty in this “ugly” yet sophisticated trend.

ZARA £39.99
Stradivarius £29.99

Platform Sandals

90’s vibes all the way and something you should add to your wish list if you tired of wearing high heels in the summer.

River Island £35
&otherstories £65

Heavy Leather Sandals

More feminine version of daddy’s sandals with fashion and chic twist into them.

Topshop £32
Zara £69.99

Heeled Platform Sandals

Option for the brave ones! Recently popularized by Saint Laurent can complement your glamorous evening look!

Utreque £99
ASOS £40

Stylish Slides

They are summer classic and if you still didn’t get a pair, new season it’s the best time to do it to so you can enjoy wearing them during sunny days!

Zara £25.99
Utreque £79.99
Stradivarius £25.99

 

 

Gucci vs High Street

£540 vs £35

The Spring is upon us and it’s time to swap heavy boots for lightweight shoes. Although it’s still too early to get away with a sandals, this time of the year it’s the best to embrace wearing slip on shoes. In recent years Gucci loafers became popular and loved by fashion industry along with cheaper alternatives from high street stores. While you might not be ready to spend £640 on Gucci design, you can have a look at cheaper versions inspired by the brand.

 

Original Design from Gucci

 

Gucci £540

High Street Designs

 

Office Shoes £69
ASOS £35
&otherstories £79
Aldo £70

 

 

 

Top Camel Coats for Spring Season

Timeless Piece

Those who already have one in their wardrobe, know that camel coat is amazing solution for every fashion struggle. It immediately makes a casual outfit a game changer and that’s why so many fasionistas rely on this chic piece. Timeless and glamorous will become your favourite piece to wear on repeat. It’s safe to say that it’s easier (and more interesting) to wear than black coat you holding on to, especially during the Spring season.

It works in every day look with jeans and turtleneck as well as thrown on the classy evening dress. The simplicity of the coat also gives you a great opportunity to play with accesories. To complement the coat, wear it with contrasting handbag in toffie colour or trending in this season hair pearl clip.

Check out my top high street pieces to shop right now:

 

 

 

Zara £119

 

Stradivarius £69

 

 

COS £190

 

&OTHERSTORIES £169
Stradivarius £69.99

 

ZARA £79.99

 

Boohoo £20

 

NEXT £78

 

 

 

Pistachio – The Colour of New Season

Your New Favourite Shade of Green

During winter months the shade of green on your mind is probably khaki as it fits with the atmosphere of cold and short days.  While it’s easy to say that we can wear more colours during this time, it’s not as exciting to put pink trousers on  and be positive when you going out to minus temperature.

While it’s still safe and definitely trendy to pick khaki clothing , you should turn your attention to a new shade of green taking over the season –Pistachio.  Pastel shade offers colourful and fresh update to your blacks and burgundy wardrobe and it’s undeniable that soon everyone will be obsessed with Pistachio colour.

Check out my favourite current picks in Pistachio colour and get them while they are still in stock!

 

 

 New Look £24.99
&otherstories £49

 

Stradivarius £29.99

 

&otherstories £79

 

Stradivarious £19.99

 

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Black Friday Fashion Deals 2018

Did someone said 50% off?!

Black Friday is your last chance to get Christmas gifts for everyone ( or just another opportunity to treat yourself ) with nicely discounted price. Some brands already started their Black Friday sales and they usually continue until Monday night, but the biggest hit is always on Friday. Thankfully you don’t have to spend your day waiting in the massive queue for ages and luckily you can get all barging discounts not only in the stores, but also online!

How to get the best deals on Black Friday?

  1. Do your research. Check the prices of the items you are planning to buy before they go on sale, as sometimes retailers increase the prices before sale to make a discount look more attractive ( but in the end of the day, you feel like you’ve saved a lot, but you actually don’t)
  2. Check multiple stores for the best price. Very often one brand has multiple stockist and their prices can be different as well. Check the item you like in few places before buying it ( amazon, zalando, asos etc).
  3. Be ready. Set up the accounts in the online shops where you planning to spend your money to save yourself a time.
  4. Set the budget! Black Friday is great, but Boxing day it’s just few weeks after and we all know that for the best deals in UK we usually have to wait until December, so don’t spend everything!

Top Sale Tip* Put the items you like in your basket just before sale starts and buy it the minute after watch hits midnight! You will make sure you get the desire pieces in your sizes with the best price!

 

Follow my  list of top high street and some high fashion brands ( including discount codes where needed ) with the best sales and offers for this year Black Friday!

Have a nice shopping everyone 🙂

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Accessorize– 20% off everything

Adidas – up to 50% off selected styles

Amazon – up to 50% off Winter Fashion

ALLSAINTS – 30% off everything starting from Wednesday 21st

Aldo – up to 50% off

ASOS – 20% off everything with code:  HELLO20

Aspinal of London – 15% off gifts with code: GIFT15

B

Boohoo – up to 50% off

Bershka – up to 50% off selected styles

C

Cheap Monday – 25% off everything +  Tuesday 26/11 Limited number of 5 EURO DENIM – Profit goes to charity

Chi Chi Clothing – 10% off with code: NEWNESS10

Coach – 20% off selected lines with code: BF2018

Converse – up to 40% off selected styles

Coast – 40% off selected lines


D

Debenhams – up to 50% off selected products

Deichamnn – up to 50% off selected lines

Dorothy Perkins – up to 50% off selected lines + 25% off everything online

DUNE – up to 20% off everything

E

Ego Shoes – 50% off

F

French Connection – up to 50% off ending on Monday 26th.


G

Gap –  40% off full price styles 20th – 24th Nov and 50% off everything 25th – 27th Nov online only

H

Happy Socks– 30% off selected lines + free shipping

House of Fraser – up to 60% off selected lines

Hunter – 20% off selected styles

H&M – already started their black Friday deals, however you can expect even 70% off on the actual day.

 

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JIGSAW – 20% off selected lines

Jack Wills – up to 50% off everything

K

Karen Millen – 25% off everything

Kate Spade – 30% off with code: GIVEHAPPY

Kurt Geiger – 20% off selected Boots

L

L.K. Bennett –25% off everything with code: FRIDAY25

M

Mango – everything 30% off with code: BLACK18

Massimo Dutti – 20% off selected lines

Matchesfashion – up to 50% off

Michael Kors – up to 40% off selected lines

Missguided– same as last year, you may spend a fortune on their 50% off everything sale.

Miss Selfridge – up to 50% off everything

Missy Empire – 30% off everything

Moda Operandi – up to 50% off selected lines

Monica Vinader – up to 50% off

N

NA-KD Fashion – 30% off everything with code: BLACKWEEK​

New Balance – up to 40% off starting on Friday 23rd

New Look – up to 50% off selected lines

O

Oasis – 25% off everything

Other Stories – up to 50% off

Oysho – 20% off everything

P

Pretty Little Thing – up to 50% off selected lines

Public Desire – 30% off everything with code CYBER30

R

REISS – 15% off everything

River Island – up to 50% off selected lines

S

Schuh – up to 50% off starting on Thursday 22nd.

Selfridges– up to 20% off with code: SELFCCE at the checkout

Sister Jane -30% off with code: SJBLACKOUT

Stradivarius – 20% off

Sweaty Betty – 20% off

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The White Company – 20% off almost everything with code: WHITE20

TOPSHOP – up to 50% off starting on Wednesday 21st-26th.

U

UGG – up to 40% off

Urban Outfitters – up to 50% off selected lines.

V

Very – Up to 40% off selected fashion and sportswear

W

Warehouse – up to 70% off

Whistles– 30% off everything

Z

Zalando – up to 50% off selected lines

ZARA – probably 20-50% off selected lines (same as last 2 years)

 

10 The Best Vinyl Skirts & Trousers To Style This Season

Shine Bright

Shiny fabrics are not only reserved for New Year’s parties and Christmas and right now everything from vinyl, plastic to latex became most dare trend by all fashionistas. If you are bored of matching your top with another pair of jeans/ black trousers , vinyl is exactly what you need to make your winter wardrobe more sophisticated. The party season is upon us, so get ready to shine!

How to wear vinyl?

  1. Less is more – make vinyl the statement of your outfit and complete the look with oversized sweater in neutral colour.
  2. Strong look – wear it with heavy boots and fitted turtleneck. To make it more chic finish the look with beret or baker boy hat.
  3. Red, black or blue? Play with colours and wear red vinyl trousers with slogan tee or blue vinyl skirt with grey jumper.
  4. Make it chic – wear it with blazer, satin top and heels for classy night out.
  5. High boots – style mini vinyl skirt with long boots and finish the look with smart coat over your shoulder.

Vinyl works perfectly with elegant and sophisticated looks, but you can also pull it out in your casual style with studded boots. Check out my top vinyl trousers and skirts to wear this winter and find a perfect style for yourself!

 

 

FIND £25

 

 

FIND £27

 

Pull&Bear £19.99

 

River Island £35

 

Pull&Bear £19.99

 

River Island £25

 

Missguided £25

 

NA-KD £38

 

Glamorous £38

 

Pull&Bear £19.99

 

Bringing Vintage Logo Bags Back

Hello early 2000’s!

They say that fashion always comes back. As we grown up and see the trends rapidly changing every season (bringing old fashion back), we can confirm it’s true. Designers logo  bags are currently the hottest product on the market.

New version of Dior saddle bag took over the social media and became the most wanted bag by all fashion world. For a little while, logo bags were more associated with tackiness, rather than fashion trends, but current season is a game changer for vintage bags.

It started from Dior, but it doesn’t mean that you should stop there. All designers started refreshing their old collection and making “new” version of their top bags. The best sellers and most loved ones are Gucci, Fendi, LV and of course Dior early 2000’s designs.  If you don’t want to spend thousands on brand new, vintage inspired bag, there’s a solution for you.

Where to buy Vintage designers bags?

The good thing is that really often you can find vintage, designer bags (in great condition) for a really low price. You can try your luck not only in online shops, but also in charity shops around you. When it comes to legit online shopping, you have to get luck and refresh the website from time to time to find what you are looking for in good price.

Find the best websites to get your vintage bag below and start your hunting right now:

https://us.vestiairecollective.com/women-bags/

https://bagista.co.uk/

https://www.farfetch.com/ca/shopping/women/vintage-bags-1/items.aspx?sort=3

12 Faux Fur Coats to Wear This Season

Spice up your Winter Style

It’s fluffy, cozy and it adds chic kick to your every outfit. Faux Fur is the outwear you need, to make your Autumn / Winter looks more glamorous without freezing. Works perfectly in casual style with jeans and boots, but it also makes your elegant outfit more sophisticated. They work best with skinny trousers, as the contrast between fluffy fur and bottom, makes your legs look more smooth. Faux fur coats&jackets are as timeless as maxi coats, so you can be sure that you will wear them every season on repeat. 

Check out my top 12 picks to buy right now, before they sell out!

 

 

 

&other stories £85

 

New Look £39.99
Bershka £59.99
ZARA £79.99
Topshop £69.99
Topshop £85
STINE GOYA
New Look £59.99
Topshop £75
Utreque £250

&other stories £85
H&M £79.99

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Cashmere – Your Wardrobe Essential

Few reason to pick Cashmere!

Cashmere sweaters are luxury investment we all need to feel cosy and stylish in cold seasons.  The unique and super soft fabric is not only lightweight, but also eight times warmer than wool. What makes cashmere fabric luxurious is the fact that the Kashmir goat produce only 4 ounces of it each year, making this fibre extremely rare compared to other types of fur, for example wool. In order to produce one average-sized 2 ply cashmere sweater, you will need wool from about three to four goats.

The cashmere pieces are definitely not a casual item on your shopping list, but an investment for few more winters. They are never out of style, so you can be sure, that they will always stay around for each season.  As many not know, cashmere is not only great addition to your wardrobe, but also your house.  The White Company offers wide range of Cashmere fragrance collection to Cashmere throws for the home.

 

 Where to head for the best cashmere?

The White Company became known mainly for two things: amazing candles and the best quality cashmere. Over the years they’ve established themselves as cashmere specialists. Their cashmere range starts from jumpers to winter accessories such as gloves, scarves and hats and not forgetting cashmere socks, which are perfect for cold Winter evenings.

I recently became an owner for my first grey turtleneck from the brand and I had opportunity to verify the quality by myself. As a first thing, I have to highlight how light the fabric is, yet warm enough to keep me outside wearing nothing else, except for my sweater. Secondly, the softness of the fabrics feels so comfortable without any itchy feeling. For me, that’s really important especially when I’m a big fan of turtlenecks. Lastly, I do see a big difference between quality of wool sweater for £20 and more expensive piece, not just in the feel of the product but also the look of it.

Check out my way of wearing cashmere this season, and shop my favourite pieces from The White Company!

 

 

Cashmere Jumper – The White Company £149

 

 

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